Highways at Hamstreet Kindergarten

Nursery Apprentice


Highways at Hamstreet Kindergarten

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £146.25
37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday. 8.15am to 4.15pm. 30 minutes lunch break.
duration: 66 weeks
start: 11 November 2019
TN26 2EA
Intermediate(level 2)
Children and Young People's Workforce (apprenticeship standard)
31 October 2019 (application closing date)
To work as an Early Years apprentice and as part of the nursery team, under the direction of the Manager. To provide safe, high quality education and care for children meeting their individual needs under the supervision of senior staff.


Have you got a friendly and enthusiastic nature, and want to work with children? Come and develop your knowledge and skills working towards a childcare career at Highways at Hamstreet Kindergarten.

Main duties:

  • Help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members
  • Advise the manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents, or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • Teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences
  • Ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures
  • Support mealtimes within the setting
  • Ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly
  • Attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development, including the in house NVQ training offered with the position

Future Prospects

  • Potential for full time employment for the right candidate
  • There are opportunities to progress from a Level 2 to a Level 3 qualification
  • Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions
  • The Qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment
  • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies
  • Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers

Reality Check

The employer has asked that you do not contact them directly. Doing so could jeopardise your application.

If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered.

We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date.

You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work.  Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst awaiting for your first wages to be paid.

Skills Required

  • Willingness to learn
  • Good communication skills
  • Commitment to working effectively with young children and families
  • Friendly and flexible approach to work

Qualities Required

  • Willingness to undertake further training
  • Creative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Well organised

Qualifications Required

GCSE (or equivalent) grades A*-D/9-3 in English and Maths.

Training Provided

Level 2 in Children and Young People's Workforce

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework; consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS), and the Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Workbook.

It may be necessary for you to complete Functional Skills in English, Maths, and ICT – subject to previous achieved grades.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training and Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.